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Cruel Truth About Recruiters and Your Resume

May 20, 2014
ABC News

Job seekers spend hours perfecting their resumes in hopes of impressing job recruiters and hiring managers.

Recruiters say they spend an average of 4 to 5 minutes reading it over, but new research says that it all wrong.

Job-matching service The Ladders used eye-tracking software to study the way people vet resumes. It turns out, a resume gets only 6 seconds of attention.

In those 6 seconds, recruiters spend 80 percent of their time focusing on the following key information:

Name
Current title/company
Previous title/company
Previous position start and end dates
Current position start and end dates
Education

Anything else you provided probably never got looked at.

Cruel Truth About Recruiters and Your Resume

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